Monday, 22 January 2018

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Sri Lanka sacks ODI skipper Perera

Thisara Perera

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka ousted Thisara Perera as one-day captain and said it would announce a replacement next week. Perera took on the job in late November, succeeding Upul Tharanga, who was sacked after a series of losses. Sri Lanka Cricket said it would name a successor after consulting new coach Chandika ...

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Root falls short of elusive ton as Aussies hit back

Root falls short of elusive ton as Aussies hit back

SYDNEY: England skipper Joe Root again missed out on an elusive first century in the series as Australia fought back with two late wickets on the opening day of the fifth Test on Thursday. Root was out to a superb diving catch by Mitchell Marsh at square leg for 83 ...

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Maxwell, Wade axed from Australia ODI to play England

Maxwell, Wade

SYDNEY: Regulars Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade were axed from Australia´s squad on Wednesday for this month´s one-day international series against England. Chief selector Trevor Hohns said ODI specialist Maxwell was omitted over consistency concerns, while Tim Paine takes the wicketkeeping gloves from Wade following his outstanding form in the ...

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Shadab Khan joins Hong Kong Island United for HKT20 blitz

Shadab

HONG KONG: Pakistan’s young spin sensation Shadab Khan has joined Hong Kong Island United for the next season of HKT20 blitz. An announcement from the management of Hong Kong Island United said that Shadab Khan has joined the team as the vice captain – the second Pakistani player to join ...

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Bangladesh revokes Sabbir’s contract over fan assault

Sabbir Rahman

DHAKA: Bangladesh batsman Sabbir Rahman has had his central contract revoked for assaulting a young cricket fan who taunted him during a match last month. The 26-year-old was also slapped with a six-month ban from the domestic game and a fine of two million taka ($24,000) over the incident, Bangladesh ...

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Winning against New Zealand would define Pakistan, says Arthur

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WELLINGTON: Pakistan cricket head coach Mickey Arthur is confident that despite hostile conditions, his side is capable of pulling it off against New Zealand. The head coach was of the view that winning away from home is what that will ‘really define’ Pakistan as a team. “Every team is good ...

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Starc firming to play in ‘Pink’ Test

Starc

SYDNEY: A recovering Mitchell Starc is a strong chance to return to Australia’s team for the fifth Ashes Test at the SCG, though he would be doing so over the objections of the former spearhead Glenn McGrath, who believes the left-arm quick should only resume bowling when he is “100% fit”. Having ...

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I deserved criticism for Ashes performances, says Broad

Stuart Broad

LONDON: England’s Stuart Broad has admitted that much of the criticism he received ahead of the team’s fourth Ashes Test was valid. The bowler arrived in Melbourne with just five wickets in the series, but he and double-centurion Alastair Cook went on to belatedly kick-started their Ashes campaigns on day ...

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After Shadab, Yasir Shah excels at Big Bash League

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PERTH: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah made an impression on debut in Australia at the Big Bash League (BBL). The Pakistani, who replaced fellow leggie Shadab Khan at the BBL, claimed two wickets for the Brisbane Heat against the Adelaide Strikers. The Strikers skipper Travis Head was the first to ...

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New Zealand aim series sweep

New Zealand aim series sweep

MOUNT MAUGANUI: New Zealand will aim for its third series win against the Windies as Kane Williamson makes a return to captaincy in the second Twenty20 International on Monday (January 1) in Mount Maunganui. It has been a tiring tour for the Windies with the visitor being swept 2-0 in ...

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